Donald Trump orders his cabinet to review Dodd-Frank regulations. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

The GOP's list of grievances against the Dodd-Frank financial reform law is long, but near the top is a rule that requires companies to disclose the ratio between the compensation of its CEO and that of the median worker. The Wall Street Journal reports that an executive order signed last week concerning financial regulation would at least delay the implementation of the rule, which was supposed to go into effect last year.

Why it was included in Dodd Frank: As an effort to create more transparency around CEO pay, and pressure boards into slowing its rise.

What critics say: The ratio is difficult and costly to calculate and gives investors no useful data for evaluating the performance of firms. Furthermore, it may actually encourage companies to outsource more of their labor needs to contractors, a move that could lead to greater economy-wide inequality, even as it lowers intra-firm inequality.

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Court allows North Carolina mail-in ballots deadline extension

An absentee ballot election worker stuffs ballot applications at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September. Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3 on Election Day until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.

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Report: Goldman to settle DOJ probe into Malaysia's 1MDB for over $2B

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Goldman Sachs has agreed with the Department of Justice to pay over $2 billion for the bank's role in Malaysia's multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: The settlement, expected to be announced within days, would allow Goldman Sachs to avoid a criminal conviction in the U.S. over the bribery and money laundering scandal that saw three of its former bankers banned for life from the banking industry by the Federal Reserve Board.